From the Deception Creek trailhead off of Highway 2, you'll hike five miles through mossy forest into the Alpine Lakes wilderness. Campsites dot the trail, two, three, and five miles in, making this section a great option for overnight backpacking--you can make your own adventure along this section of trail.
At the 4.8 mile mark is the junction with the Tonga Ridge Trail, which makes for a great day hike, but you'll continue straight south. After another 2.5 miles arrive at a second junction. A left turn here connects to the Pacific Crest Trail in one uphill mile, but again, you'll continue straight another 3.4 miles to Deception Pass.
Here you can hike to Tucquala Meadows by continuing south on the trail (now called Deception Pass trail), or hop onto the Pacific Crest Trail heading north or south. A right turn at this junction brings you to Marmot Lake and Lake Clarice in a little more than five miles.
From Tucquala Meadows trail, take the Deception Pass trail past Hyas Lake to a junction 4.4 miles in. Continue past this junction for 0.6 miles to Deception Pass, where you can follow the directions as listed above to various destinations.
- 28.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 1,100 feet
- Highest Point
- 4,500 feet
Hiking Deception Pass
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 47.5443, -121.0973 Open in Google Maps